Vicki’s roots are deep in northeast Missouri. Raised in “Kirksville Suburbia,” Vicki grew up on a farm just outside LaPlata. She and her husband, Jay, now own that same farm, which Vicki manages and still calls “home.” Graduating from LaPlata High School (Home of the LaPlata Bulldogs!) in 1983, Vicki moved to Kirksville to attend Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) before going to work in the Kirksville business community and while making Kirksville her new home.
In May 2011, and after 23 years of building her real estate career, working for local real estate broker and developer, Ken Read, Vicki opened her new office under the RE/MAX Brand. She now operates as Broker/Owner of the RE/MAX HOME TEAM and continues the same practices as decades ago with a 24/7 customer service attitude. This is one member of management who’s also on the roster — a real team player in every sense of the word.
Vicki brings over 30 years of real estate experience to the HOME TEAM and has closed hundreds upon hundreds of homes and farms while putting together numerous commercial projects throughout the city. That experience and a phenomenal work ethic have made her one of the area’s most successful agents. Vicki is tenacious, going above and beyond for her clients, for her community and for her family. Vicki understands the dynamics of northeast Missouri and the value of good old-fashioned honest, hard work. She also understands that her job isn’t just to find buyers for her sellers and homes for her buyers. Her job is helping her clients build lives.
Vicki believes in commitment to her community. She is a member of Kirksville Chamber of Commerce and has served as an ambassador over the years. Vicki is a past board member of K-REDI, Inc., a local organization promoting economic development and industry in the community. From little league teams to all of our area’s youth, she is dedicated to tomorrow’scitizens as well as our area’s elderly that Vicki makes a priority.
Vicki is a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville. She co-founded Mary Immaculate Catholic Education Foundation, Inc., and serves on its Board of Directors. Vicki has served on Mary Immaculate’s Parish Council and is especially committed to her church and school.
Vested in her community, Vicki and her husband Jay, a Kirksville attorney, own and operate a properties rental business (d/b/a Vicki Benson Properties) specializing in rental housing for local college students, medical and dental students and area families.
While Vicki has loved her life career in real estate, Vicki’s dream job has been raising her kids. Vicki and Jay are the proud parent’s of a son and a daughter. Their son, Quinn, is a 2017 graduate of University of Missouri – Columbia, and a 2020 graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He was sworn in as a Missouri licensed attorney in September 2020. Quinn just completed his position as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District and will be joining The Benson Law Firm in September of this year. Their daughter, Lara, is a 2018 graduate of University of Missouri – Columbia, and is a 2022 graduate of University of Missouri School of Law.
When Megan was still working on a marketing degree at Truman State University, she went to work for Vicki as an assistant. There, she was exposed to Vicki’s energy and commitment to her clients, and she found her professional calling. She obtained her real estate license in 2006, graduated from Truman in 2007 and remained on Vicki’s team when she opened the RE/MAX HOME TEAM. Megan works countless hours every week for The HOME TEAM, their clients and their tenants and is very well respected among them all. Megan is also a lifelong resident of northeast Missouri, born and raised in Putnam County where she still resides with her husband and raises their two children. Megan is very committed to her hometown community as well where she serves her United Methodist Church and it’s youth groups, PEO and Putnam County Schools.